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"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

Tyler Eaves Re:is that all? (109 comments)

It's plenty fast, almost 4000ft/minute. In a commercial airliner that descent rate would only be used in an emergency,

about 5 months ago

Is GWU Econ Prof. Nick Szabo Satoshi Nakamoto?

Tyler Eaves Re:Does it really matter? (120 comments)

On paper, but kinda not really. Trying to cash out even 1% of those would have the price under $100.

about 9 months ago

Xbox One Released

Tyler Eaves Re:Where was this caution with Wii U? (310 comments)

A game with the same name might have been released, that doesn't mean it's the same game. The next-gen versions of FIFA and NBA2k for instance are completely different engines on nextgen.

about 10 months ago

Redesigned Seats Let Airlines Squeeze In More Passengers

Tyler Eaves Re:Bullshit we won't notice (466 comments)

Sure they can. They ask you to give it to them, if you refuse your're disobeying an order from the flight crew.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Attracting Developers To Abandonware?

Tyler Eaves Re:In "old vs new", usually "new" wins (321 comments)

I suspect you just proved GP's point by mistake.

The old, original vi is quite stagant, the most recent release is from 2005. On the other hand, "the new hotness" like Vim is seeing regular releases.

1 year,3 days

Ferrari's New Car Tech Idea: Make Car Go Really Fast

Tyler Eaves Re:201 mph (226 comments)

Lateral G's are never going to make you black out. Have to drain the blood from the brain (positive vertical G) to do that. F1 drivers these days are routinely hitting 7g laterally.

1 year,5 days

Research Shows E-Cigs Might Be As Good For Quitting As Nicotine Patches

Tyler Eaves Re:second hand e-smoke (314 comments)

Is it? Is there any *real* evidence that pure nicotine, in these sort of doses, is actually harmful for you, when not associated with tars, benzene, and all the other nasties in cig smoke? Or is it more like caffeine, where it might exactly be "healthy", but the real risk at typical usage levels is miniscule.

1 year,9 days

Kim Dotcom Resigns From Mega To Fight Extradition, Run For Office

Tyler Eaves Re:Gee, he's got my vote (109 comments)

He's a real criminal. Many criminal charges including credit card theft, pump and dump stock schemes, and investment fraud.

1 year,13 days

Microsoft Needs a Catch-Up Artist

Tyler Eaves Re:They need to get Windows right first (406 comments)

People actually expected something from Win8? Are they not aware of the pattern?

WIndows 3.11 - Good
Windows 95 - Kinda shit
WIndows 98 - Good
Windows ME - Really shit
Windows XP - Good
Windows Vista - Crappy
Windows 7 - Good
WIndows 8 - Blech

1 year,24 days

ASCAP Petitions FCC To Deny Pandora's Purchase of Radio Station

Tyler Eaves Re:Intentions (229 comments)

Alternatively: That's better than a hell of a lot of charities.

about a year ago

Copyright Drama Reaches 3D Printing World

Tyler Eaves No... (258 comments)

What's copyrighted is the idea, not the physical manifestation or "input". If you take a downloaded copy of HotSummerBlockbuster 3.0 and burn it to a DVD, that DVD is still covered by copyright. Similarly, you couldn't download a copyrighted song, have vinyl plates cut from it, press records, and sell those. It is the creative work itself that is covered by copyright.

about a year ago

Hackers Spawn Web Supercomputer On Way To Chess World Record

Tyler Eaves Re:phone miners? ya right (130 comments)

Not really profit. Considering you'd need MILLIONS of javascript miners to equal a single ASIC miner.

about a year ago

Can the Wii U Survive Against the PS4 and Xbox One?

Tyler Eaves Re:Partly about games? (335 comments)

If by "nearly the same" you mean the PS4 is 50% more powerful, then yes.

about a year ago

Ubuntu Developing Its Own Package Format, Installer

Tyler Eaves Re:Bloat (466 comments)

Like installing software from a 3rd party repo?

about a year ago

Ubuntu Developing Its Own Package Format, Installer

Tyler Eaves Re:Bloat (466 comments)

Seriously? Look at how bloated the average "modern" base install is. Look how many background daemons there are. Efficiency went out the window along time ago. The linux of Slackware, or even Gentoo, has largely ceased to be. It has become what it once reviled.

about a year ago

ORBX.js: 1080p DRM-Free Video and Cloud Gaming Entirely In JavaScript

Tyler Eaves Name conflict (103 comments)

Someone dropped the ball big time on the name. There is already a software company called ORBX...they make flight sim addons.

about a year ago

How We'll Get To 54.5 Mpg By 2025

Tyler Eaves Re:Buy a diesel and get both ;) (717 comments)

Consider me jealous.

Not sure I could afford to run one of those though...

about 2 years ago

How We'll Get To 54.5 Mpg By 2025

Tyler Eaves Re:the easiest way (717 comments)

Don't forget that US Gallons != Imperial gallons.

54mpg imperial is only 45mpg US.

about 2 years ago


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